Although many of this year’s San Francisco mayoral candidates already had municipal jobs before they decided to run for The City’s top post, others are now seeking work.And one of them has found it, at least for now.Former Supervisor Bevan Dufty, who was a self-proclaimed professional candidate for more than a year, is now on the payroll of SamTrans and Caltrain — which are both part of the San Mateo County Transit District — as an interim community relations manager. Read More
Several Peninsula beachgoers reported car burglaries Tuesday, including a surfer who was robbed of his keys and pants while he was riding waves, sheriff’s deputies said.
At least three window-smash burglaries were reported along the coast between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., two near Half Moon Bay and another farther south, according to the San Mateo Count Sheriff’s Office. Read More
Three San Francisco men were arrested following a stabbing at a Daly City mall Thursday, police said.
A brawl in the parking lot of Serramonte Center left one unidentified male victim with knife wounds. Police were called to the scene just after 1 a.m. The victim's injuries were not life threatening, Daly City police said.
All arrestees were 22 years old. They are Ramon Perez-Ovando, Julian Green and Ayasgalan Baasandamba, police said. Read More
One of three armed robbers who stormed into a Redwood City family’s home claiming to be federal cops — even though one of the crooks wore a hat with the word “Sheriff” imprinted on it — was sentenced to 13 years in state prison for the crime Wednesday.Miguel Angel Valle, 29, pleaded no contest to multiple felony counts related to the March 21, 2010 heist. Read More
A friendship that brewed at a Burlingame bar quickly dissolved into murder after the two barflies decided to become roommates, prosecutors said Tuesday.Lawrence Arthur Hoffman, 64, who worked for a Burlingame CVS pharmacy, was arraigned in court Monday on charges that he fatally beat drinking pal and roommate Joe Cosentino, 70, last week.San Mateo County prosecutors have since revealed additional sordid details about the killing. Read More
A convicted child molester from Daly City faces new allegations of filming neighborhood girls passing by his home.
In June, a parole search of Ronald Morales’ home on Franciscan Drive allegedly turned up videotapes with zoomed-in views of female crotches, according to San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe.
If convicted, the 56-year-old will face 25 years to life in prison under California’s three-strikes law.
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Forget iPhone versus Android — the telecommunications battle to watch is city councils versus cellphone towers.
One battlefield is Burlingame, where city officials are fighting off a lawsuit that would force the town to immediately accept new antennas on public property. Read More
Thinner. Lighter. Faster. That’s how deputies described the brazen bandits that swiped 125 iPads from a Best Buy in San Carlos just before midnight Thursday.Sheriff’s deputies believe two skinny, swift-operating crooks pried open the front doors with a yellow crowbar, then broke into a security roll-up door using a floor jack. Read More
After learning that a federal judge approved a bankruptcy plan for Lehman Bros., San Mateo County Treasurer Sandie Arnott was hopeful Wednesday the bank might begin repaying the county as soon as next quarter.The county lost $155 million — more than any local government nationwide — in the 2008 collapse of what was then one of the world’s largest investment banks. Read More
Teen bonfire parties often include heart-wrenching tales of love and struggle.Two teens were hauled to the hospital for alcohol intoxication at a wild Saturday night bonfire fiesta in the woods of El Granada. Also, one distraught girl whose boyfriend broke up with her jumped on the hood of his car and was thrown off at the party.The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office reported Wednesday they were called to the party around 11:40 p.m. at Coral Reef and Sevilla avenues. Read More